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necrotizing enterocolitis


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  • n. an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow


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  • "... a particularly serious intestinal inflammation common in premature babies."
    —Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris, From the Hips, 289

    April 18, 2009